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  • 11:37 PM IST

    IT IS DONE AND DUSTED! Mumbai have won the game by a huge margin of 102 runs. Today is the day when they played like the defending champions. Guess they have found the right playing XI. However, they are very much alive in the tournament with 4 games more to go.

  • 11:26 PM IST

    OUT! Mi just a wicket away from a dominant win over KKR. They have rocked the Eden Gardens. KKR did make a few wrong calls in today’s game and it has cost them a spot in the top four of the points table.

  • 11:07 PM IST

    MI are cruising toward victory here. They are just 3 wickets away of a comprehensive win over KKR. This win will also take them in the top 4 spot of the points table. MI are standing up to their reputation, aren’t they?

  • 10:52 PM IST

    OUT! The wickets are tumbling down here first Dinesh Karthik was run out by miles and then Nitish Rana trying to hit a six ended up hitting to Ben Cutting who took a good catch near the boundary.

  • 10:41 PM IST

    OUT! Hardik Pandya gets the big man Andre Russell for 2. This time Markande does not drop it. Hardik is in full mood of regaining the purple cap. MI are putting on a dominant performance here.

  • 10:28 PM IST

    KKR are almost going for everything here and they need to do that if they have to win this one. MI have managed to pick up the two wickets that of Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn.

  • 9:47 PM IST

    WHAT A FINISH!! Piyush Chawla was got in to bowl the last over of the match with Ben Cutting on strike. Cutting smashed 16 runs off the first three balls before getting out. Krunal Pandya added the cherry on the top hitting six off the last ball to take MI to 210.

  • 9:41 PM IST

    Cutting has announced his arrival in style and with one over to go he can be a dangerous customer here. MI should aim for 200 here. The big score will release the pressure from the bowlers for sure.

  • 9:08 PM IST

    Ishan Kishan you beauty. He wants to show the team that they made a mistake not giving him enough opportunity in the previous games. He has brought his 50 in 17 balls.

  • 8:57 PM IST

    DROPPED! This time it is Rohit Sharma dropped by Nitish Rana. It could be very expensive for KKR to drop Rohit in Eden Gardens. Kishan on the other is scoring quick runs which would take pressure off Rohit a bit.

  • 8:41 PM IST

    The spinners have pulled things back and created pressure which has resulted into a wicket. Piyush Chawla strikes and the inform Suryakumar has to depart. MI are still not in a bad position after 9 overs. With power hitters in the dug out they can go on to a good total here.

  • 8:30 PM IST

    OUT! first wicket falls for MI. Lewis’es rough patch continues. He had his chance once when he was dropped on 16 by Kuldeep Yadav but he did not make advantage of it. However. Rohit Sharma has made his way in the middle. How much will he score today?

  • 8:19 PM IST

    Sunil Narine had bowled good first five balls conceding only 2 runs but the last ball spoiled his figures as Evin Lewis hits a backfoot cover drive to the fence. The opening partnership has always stepped up for MI.

  • 8:10 PM IST

    MI are up to a steady start. Suryakumar Yadav has continued his form from the last game. Evin Lewis is still to get going. But the current form of Suryakumar will allow him to take his time and be settles.

  • 8:00 PM IST

    The players walk in as Lasith Malinga rings the bell in Eden Gardens. Evin Lewis will look to make a comeback here. He has had a rough patch since last few games. Andre Russell to open the bowling attack for KKR.

  • 7:36 PM IST

    Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Tom Curran, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav

  • 7:35 PM IST

    Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Rohit Sharma(c), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Jean-Paul Duminy, Ishan Kishan(w), Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah

  • 7:35 PM IST

    MI play with the same squad and why won’t they. The team has won two consecutive games for them. As Rohit said few players haven’t had the opportunity to perform. He is surely referring to Ben Cutting and JP Duminy here. KKR have two changes Rinku Singh comes in for for Gil and Tom Curran replaces Mitchell Johnson.

  • 7:31 PM IST

    KKR opt to bowl.

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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians Updates: Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Match 41 of VIVO IPL 2018. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) take on Mumbai Indians (MI) in their own backyard at Eden Gardens. MI have defeated KKR in the first encounter at Wankhede Stadium. We will be bringing you live updates and interesting stat facts from the crucial match. MI also hold an impressive record against KKR, having won 16 out of 21 IPL matches. MI had a poor start to their season but are fighting hard for the Playoffs now. KKR, on the other hand, have a win-loss ratio of 1. Whoever wins today will inch towards the final. MI who were initially struggling with death bowlers have little less to worry now as Hardik Pandya revealed that he had compromised on batting practice to focus on bowling. He picked up 2 for 19 in previous match to claim the Purple Cap. Rohit’s form and batting position have bothered MI, but then, this is Eden Gardens, where Rohit can do little wrong. KKR have a settled team. They have won 3 out of 5 home games. Lynn has played some important knocks but has been inconsistent. KKR have lost both games in which they did not open with Narine. Gill’s batting position is a bit of concern as well. Uthappa and Rana have performed consistently. MI likely XI: Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), JP Duminy, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Mayank Markande. KKR likely XI: Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Piyush Chawla, Tom Curran, Robin Uthappa, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Shivam Mavi.